IAI Awarded DTRA Contract to Continue to Develop an Automated Approach to Analyze and Identify Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) from Scientific Publications

ROCKVILLE, Md.—December 18, 2019Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to continue to develop a solution that will enable the automatic identification of open scientific publications that pose dual use concern.

In this contract, IAI will use advanced deep learning and natural language processing algorithms that identify and extract information across multiple sentences to detect the possible misclassification of DURCs. The tool will evaluate life science publications for information about fifteen high consequence pathogens and seven experimental categories. Proper screening for DURCs will help identify information that may pose a threat to public health and safety or the environment.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the DTRA to explore the use of natural language processing to detect DURCs in open scientific publications,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI is a leader in the research and development of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies, including text, video, and sensor data analytics. IAI develops AI/ML-based products and customized solutions to address government and industry needs in application areas such as full motion video analytics, prognostics and diagnostics, and natural language processing.


About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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